As fonearena.com pointed out, the Google Chrome internet browser will soon stop supporting Android Nougat, specifically Android 7.0 and 7.1, which Google also informs on the official support website. This means that users with older phones using this system, which debuted over 6 years ago, will lose Chrome browser support.
The change will take effect specifically with the upcoming Chrome 120 update, which is scheduled to be released on December 6th. So Chrome 119 is the last version that supports Nougat. According to the latest available data, about 5.9% of active devices are running on Android Nougat and an older version, while Nougat itself is on about 2.6% of devices. After December 6th, these users will be prompted by Google Chrome to update their system.
Looking back 7 years
We took a detailed look at Android Nougat in the editorial office 7 years ago through the eyes of our former editor Michal Šrajer. Among the biggest innovations that Nougat brought were new notifications and a bar with quick settings. New multitasking functions, “hamburger menu” or adjustments in settings and background changes were also big news. If you want to reminisce about it nostalgically, we also recommend our period video below.